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Re: [Emacs-diffs] feature/integrated-elpa 4f6df43 15/23: README added

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] feature/integrated-elpa 4f6df43 15/23: README added
Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2016 21:20:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Colin Baxter <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 08 2016, Drew Adams wrote:
>>> AFAICT the layout of files inside the Emacs directory is, or should be,
>>> more or less irrelevant to the end user of Emacs. We do not need to
>>> maintain the current directory structure, to maintain the user
>>> experience.
>> Why do you think so?  A somewhat large part of this user's user
>> experience involves interacting with that directory structure.
>> I would not consider it a benign change to mess with that structure.
>> Sometimes change that I am not in favor of need to be made, or
>> at least some think that they need to be made.  So far, I don't see
>> why a change in where Emacs Lisp files are stored (distributed) is
>> needed.
> As a mere Emacs user, I totally agree. A feature of the present directory
> structure I most appreciate is the fact that I can (and do) install
> simultaneously several versions of Emacs. It always amazes me that I can
> use them concurrently without any issues. I wouldn't want to lose that
> functionality. My two-cent's worth.  

This stems from the installation structure -- Emacs files are stored
under a versioned directory. Nothing I am suggesting would alter this.


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